Mixed Frames of Obamacare: a Critical Discourse Analysis of the Intertwining of Rights and Market Framing Discourse Surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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dc.contributor.authorLeimbigler, Betsy
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-07T19:30:15Z
dc.date.available2014-11-07T19:30:15Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/31780
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6664
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the complex relationship between political institutions and health care policy through framing techniques employed in political discourse in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It addresses how rights and market framing interact in the development, passage and further discourses on the PPACA. President Obama’s discourses are analyzed using qualitative critical discourse analysis of five remarks and addresses given between 2009-2013. These speeches are unpacked and catego-rized to illustrate the change in framing techniques over time. Three main findings are presented after the analysis portion: market framing is used more frequently in the developmental stages of the PPACA, mixed rights and market framing are largely conveyed through anecdotes, and the “right to affordable health care” is forwarded as an argument. These findings support the main argument that rights and market frames have a high level of interaction in the development of the PPACA.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectObamacare
dc.subjectPatient Protection
dc.subjectPPACA
dc.subjectFraming
dc.subjectCritical Discourse Analysis
dc.subjectRights
dc.subjectMarket
dc.subjectHealthcare
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectObama
dc.titleMixed Frames of Obamacare: a Critical Discourse Analysis of the Intertwining of Rights and Market Framing Discourse Surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentÉtudes politiques / Political Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorWills, Emily Regan
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes politiques / Political Studies
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